Solar Power Farm Coming to Sunset Park’s Brooklyn Army Terminal

11/22/2010 12:46 PM |

Brooklyn Army Terminal solar panels

It’s a new micro-trend! Massive ex-military Brooklyn buildings are getting retrofitted with green power-generating technology. First it was the Brooklyn Navy Yard getting solar and wind power, and now the Post announces that the Brooklyn Army Terminal in Sunset Park (pictured, at right, with rendered rooftop solar farm) is slated to receive 50,000 square feet of solar panels as part of the city’s Economic Development Corp. plan to test the feasibility of such large-scale clean-energy initiatives for city-owned buildings. The EDC will put up a little over a quarter of the $10 million required for the rooftop installation, for which proposals are currently being solicited, with the rest coming from Federal grants and tax credits. The panels are expected to generate some 600,000 kilowatt hours of electricity a year, roughly enough to supply 120 households. In one stroke, Sunset Park will surpass City Hall and Red Hook as the city’s foremost ‘hood for solar power. (Curbed)